The end game in Afghanistan : Pakistan’s critical role

Rakisits, Claude 2012, The end game in Afghanistan : Pakistan’s critical role, Future directions international, pp. 1-8.

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Title The end game in Afghanistan : Pakistan’s critical role
Author(s) Rakisits, Claude
Journal name Future directions international
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher Future Directions International
Place of publication Perth, W.A.
Publication date 2012-05-21
Keyword(s) Afghanistan
Pakistan
Summary In the lead up to 2014, when the Coalition forces will be leaving Afghanistan, Pakistan will have a crucial role to play, not only in the negotiations but also in its relationship with the Afghan Taliban groups hiding in Pakistan. Indeed, there are historical, ethnic, operational and strategic reasons why Pakistan should have a seat at the negotiating table. Pakistan will want to make sure that its Taliban allies get a fair deal in the final outcome. While this may appear to be a good outcome for Islamabad in the medium term, it may not be good for Pakistan’s long-term stability.
Language eng
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 940399 International Relations not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C3 Non-refereed articles in a professional journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Future Directions International
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045586

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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